For Immediate Release: September 30, 2020
Contact: Kevin Pikkel, firstname.lastname@example.org
District 2 Congressional Candidate Patricia Ackerman blasts Republican Randy Hoff over his bigoted comments
Carson City, NV, September 30 – During yesterday’s first presidential debate, Donald Trump failed to condemn white supremacy. Unfortunately, the tone of Trump’s rhetoric is encouraging others to poison our political discourse, including right here in Northern Nevada.
This morning, Randy Hoff, who’s running as the Republican candidate in Nevada’s Assembly District 30 race, stated “We don’t want your bigotry, #ToxicFeminism and hate in our town, you are not welcome in Sparks, Nevada” in a tweet that was directed at Patricia Ackerman, a Congressional candidate in District 2. The tweet also included an image comparing a Black family presumably from 1960 to a Black family from 2019, perhaps in an effort to dog-whistle classist and racist cues.
Hoff has previously made other bigoted remarks online. Responding to a tweet in which someone mused as to why people of mixed parentage supposedly claim to be Black, Hoff tweeted, “Never looked at mulattos that way, yea why don’t claim white if white is so priviliaged? They usually choose black to gain power…you are on to something, very interesting read.”
In another instance, he tweeted out, “I agree…wear your face mask! Or just study what Corona Virus really is…” along with an image of a woman in a traditional burqa.
In July, at a time in which our nation is grappling with xenophobia and racial division, Hoff tweeted out, “I just became another “Yoho” today! Welcome aboard the @RepTedYoho the Chinese have now incited a race war and a friggin Gender war…let’s see who wins! Lol.”
In response to his online hostility, Ackerman stated: “The language used by Hoff is utterly disgusting and indefensible. There is no place for sexism or hate in our community. The people of Nevada simply won’t stand for it. Coming off the heels of a debate in which Trump refused to condemn white supremacy, Nevadans know all too clearly that we must reject hatemongers like Randy Hoff and his ilk. No person who ignites this type of hateful narrative should hold office in America, let alone in Nevada.”
“Mark Amodei’s silence speaks volumes to the person he is: afraid to stand up to Trump and afraid to stand up to his party,” said Ackerman. “His inability to see right from wrong is deafening, and Nevadans don’t deserve to be represented by someone who is a puppet to the President. We need to rebuild our country, bring people together, and heal from the hatred and resentment that has been suffocating our communities. We are so much stronger together, and I will continue to be a fierce voice in favor of peace and unity.”
Hoff is endorsed by the Nevada Republican Party and is set to meet with President Trump’s son, Don Jr., while he’s in Sparks, Nevada today. Incumbent NV-02 Representative Mark Amodei, has been silent in the wake of both Trump and Hoff’s comments.